Second Grade

June 2022

Events

  • Thursday June 9, 2022: Anniversary Day- there is no school for students.
  • Monday June 20, 2022: Juneteenth Observed- there is no school for students.
  • Monday June 27, 2022: Last Day of School for students- students attend for a full day.

Reading

We will be starting the unit, “Non-Fiction Book Clubs.” This unit will teach the children to facilitate their own group discussions. The students will be creating their own jobs to contribute to group conversations. As a class, we will be bringing back our information on the different non-fiction reading skills, such as solving tricky words, understanding text features, and working on the main idea of books. The students will be able to compare and contrast the information and structure in their books to share with their peers. All in all, this unit is giving the autonomy to the students to conduct their own discussions to bring back to our meeting area to share in a whole group setting. At home, students should continue to read both non-fiction and fiction books. To build comprehension, students can be asked many questions about the characters in the book (fiction), or the main idea with supporting details (non-fiction). 

Writing

We will be starting our Nonfiction Writing Unit. We will be exploring different types of nonfiction writing such as posters, How to’s, and informational texts. We will also dive into biographies and autobiographies.

Math

We will be moving into our Geometry and Fractions unit. Here student work revolves around categorical data, which is produced by sorting objects or information into categories. For example, students learn about categories and then record that data in a table. Students also learn to use picture graphs and bar graphs to organize and represent the data in as many as four categories. They learn that a graph can be oriented horizontally or vertically, and that each picture represents one object. Students ask and answer questions based on the information displayed in the graphs. They learn that this organizing of information makes it easier to compare data and can help them solve problems. The students will then learn about different 3-D and 2-D shapes concerning angles, sides, and basic area calculations.

Social Studies

We will be continue covering US Government. Students will immerse themselves in the topic by discussing focus questions, reading and analyzing a rich collection of diverse primary and secondary sources, examining artifacts, and interpreting images, such as: paintings, photographs, maps, and political cartoons. They will learn how the United States was founded on the principles of democracy, and  how these principles are reflected in all types of communities; also, communities have rules and laws that affect how they function while citizens contribute to a community’s government through leadership roles and services. Topics covered in this unit are; understanding how people are united by principles of citizenship, analyzing images to describe symbols of America, exploring the branches of government, and understanding the process of elections and voting for candidates. At home families can review local board elections to see how voting privileges help a community.